Gialmere
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February 27th, 2019 at 12:57:18 PM permalink
My youngest kid turns 21 this year and she wants to go to Vegas to mark the occasion. My wife told her that I would teach her what she needed to know. But should I? I don't really want to encourage anyone to gamble. Who knows what circuit breakers will trip in a given person's head once they start? On the other hand, I do want my kids to know how to gamble responsibly and how not to be a complete sucker at it if they do play.

Any thoughts, especially those with kids?
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February 27th, 2019 at 1:00:25 PM permalink
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My youngest kid turns 21 this year and she wants to go to Vegas to mark the occasion. My wife told her that I would teach her what she needed to know. But should I? I don't really want to encourage anyone to gamble. Who knows what circuit breakers will trip in a given person's head once they start? On the other hand, I do want my kids to know how to gamble responsibly and how not to be a complete sucker at it if they do play.

Any thoughts, especially those with kids?


NOT a good idea to teach your kid or anyone how to gamble.
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February 27th, 2019 at 1:03:52 PM permalink
My position is you should have been teaching her since she was about 10.

I teach people all the time. I am amazed, simply amazed at how many people can get to adulthood and not know even the rank of hands in poker. I can never believe how many people sit at BJ and think they are playing against each other and not the dealer.

I taught my niece to play BJ at about age 6. I assume she taught her younger brother. I taught her basic dealing at around 10, which she proceeded with my encouragement (you learn best when you teach what you just learned) to the adults in the room after.

Gaming is everywhere and is expanding to more places every day. The trend is it keeps going for at least another generation. You can teach her what is what or she can go to a casino and lose everything then go to the ATM for more.

Oh, yeah, teach her to never, ever sit at a 6:5 BJ table!
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February 27th, 2019 at 1:24:19 PM permalink
Most 21 year olds don't go to Vegas for the gambling. They go for the night clubs/dayclubs/afterhours clubs, and so on and so forth. I doubt there is much you can teach her about that.
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February 27th, 2019 at 1:36:18 PM permalink
I think teaching kids how to gamble intelligently is smart. Better to have the knowledge and take a cautious approach than to get blindsided. I equate it to kids who are only raised with abstinence only sex ed. They tend to have more issues than those presented with the facts.
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February 27th, 2019 at 1:42:23 PM permalink
I agree that parents should talk to their kids about gambling and show them how to be responsible with it

I remember from my days in A.C., and they're probably still there - those machines made for very young kids where they pay $.50 to try to manipulate a claw into a plastic container to pull out a very cheap piece of junk jewelry or some other cheap junk

to me, those machines were just wrong, and they shouldn't have been allowed IMO - they have the potential to addict a child at a very young age

although on 2nd thought, kids today are much more into video games and probably aren't attracted to that stuff much any more
video games, of course, can also be addictive
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February 27th, 2019 at 1:43:42 PM permalink
I taught my kids since they were very young. Both are well versed in the fact that casual gamblers are playing a losing game. Both value their money too much to play the casino negative EV games unless it is a social thing with me.
My younger son will be getting a sports betting account when legal in NY. He knows it will be a likely losing effort, but has decided he wants to bet on some events to make them more interesting to him.
I can see my older son never making a negative EV bet the rest of his life.
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February 27th, 2019 at 2:36:50 PM permalink
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NOT a good idea to teach your kid or anyone how to gamble.



That sounds like a sure-fire way to get their wallet cleaned out if they're even given the opportunity to gamble...
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February 27th, 2019 at 2:40:50 PM permalink
Firstly, I'd say this is a bad group to ask.

Gambling "intelligently" is kinda nonsense. Like you get 5 extra hands a trip before your money is gone. Who really cares.

Much better to never be a degen. I'd let her play a few hands of this or that just to have the experience, then steer her to all the stuff you can spend money on and actually get something in return.

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February 27th, 2019 at 3:06:43 PM permalink
Quote: MrCasinoGames

NOT a good idea to teach your kid or anyone how to gamble.



Going to disagree with this one. Just like opioids. Teaching kids how bad they are at a young age instead of ignoring them and hoping they never hear about them.
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